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What is logic behind cricketers jersey numbers?

27 May, 2024 11:58

Sportsmen always wear a jersey with a specific number, but it also has some secrets behind.

Be it football or cricket or hockey, each player wears a specific jersey number during the game and often never changes this number during a career.

There are some secrets behind the players wearing certain numbered jerseys. Today, we will share the hidden truth behind the jersey number of five current and former Indian cricketers, which will surprise you.

MS Dhoni: The former and most successful captain of the Indian cricket team, MS Dhoni, who has retired from international cricket, is still playing in the IPL. Dhoni has used the number 7 jersey for as long as he has played international cricket, while he has now represented two teams in the IPL but has been using the same number 7 jersey since the beginning.

The secret behind the former captain’s jersey is that he was born on July 7, while his favorite footballer Cristiano Ronaldo’s jersey number is also 7.

Ravichandran Ashwin: Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin is always seen wearing the number 99 jersey by cricket fans on the field. However, his lucky number is 9 and not 99. Initially, he wanted to use the number 9 on his jersey, but this number was already used by the famous West Indies batsman Brian Lara. The Indian cricketer solved this issue by having the number 99 printed on his jersey.

Kuldeep Yadav: Another Indian spinner Kuldeep Yadav always wears the jersey number 23. The only reason being that he loved the Australian spinner Shane Warne from his childhood and because of this love, he chose Shane Warne’s jersey number 23 for his jersey.

Rahul Dravid: When former Indian captain and current head coach Rahul Dravid started his cricket career, his jersey number was 5, but after some time he changed it to 19 and till the end of his career, he used to wear the same jersey number.

Explaining the reason, Rahul Dravid said that his wife’s date of birth is 19.

Yuvraj Singh: Former Indian power hitter Yuvraj Singh only wore the number 12 jersey during his career due to the number 12’s influence in his life.

The player was born on the 12th of December in Sector 12 of Chandigarh, Indian Punjab.

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